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NBH weekly race report, 13th – 19th February 2017: Orchard county racing

Brooks Armagh 3km & 5km International Road Race, Co. Armagh

The 27th edition of the Armagh International Road Races was the highlight of the weeks racing and it brought local and international runners to the Orchard County on Thursday evening. The fantastic setting attracts a large number of runners from the UK, Europe and the United States to race the loops around the Mall, with each year an increasing number of runners racing the 5km in ever faster times. This year 80 runners completed the 5km in 15 mins or under.

The first race of the evening was the women’s 3km which was won by Laura Weightman of Morpeth Harriers in a time of 8:59, 29 women followed her to finish in under 10 minutes. The first NBH runner across the line was Rebecca Wallace who was second in her age category, NBH also won the 1st team in Junior Under 16 age category:

Womens 3km club results


Pos Name Time
53 Rebecca WALLACE 10:49
60 Caira O’RAWE 11:02
71 Lauren COX 11:29
91 Holly MCBRIDE 12:32
99 Dominique MCALLISTER 12:46

The second race of the evening was the men’s 5km event, which saw 80 runners hurtle across the finish line in 15 mins or under. Ben Connor finished first (13:55) and there were 4 NBH runners who finished all under 16 minutes.

Mens 5km club results
pos Name Time
91 Conal MCCAMBRIDGE 15:09
112 John BLACK 15:23
130 Lindsay GORDON 15:34
150 Conor CURRAN 15:54

The final event of the evening was the men’s 3km race, which was won by Stephen Mackay from Inverness Harriers (8:45). NBH had nine runners in this event, with the following great performances across all age groups of the club:

Mens 3km club results
pos Name Time
22 Connor MCCANN 09:23
45 Conor O’RAWE 09:41
50 50Cathaoir PURVIS 09:44
92 Piaras MCSHANE 10:19
97 Ethan GLENN 10:23
112 Brendan MCCAMBRIDGE 10:39
113 Niall ARMSTRONG 10:40
115 Sean MCSHANE 10:45
124 Eamon SHERIDAN 10:56


Atlas Running – Last One Standing 2017, Castle Ward, Co. Down:

This unique event is a ‘last one standing’ endurance race where runners were challenged to complete a 4.2 mile lap every hour until they could run no longer. 179 runnners started at 12pm on Saturday.

The last remaining lady was Louise Smart (County Antrim Harriers) who finished 26 laps (totalling 109.2 miles). The remaining men were Peter Cromie (Roe Valley CC) and Denis Keane (Marathon Club Ireland) who both completed 151.2 miles, 35 laps in total.

NBH runner Coleen Thompson complete this challenge finishing an impressive 10 laps and numerous hours of running in the scenic location.


Parkrun @ various locations:

Well done to all who participated in parkrun the past weekend, the Saturday morning efforts seen 4 new PBs.



6th David CLARKE 17:39

34th Helen F WEIR 21:10

83rd Mark SHIELDS 24:36

96th Athanasia SEVASTAKI 25:30

117th Kevin MCCANN 26:37


2nd Andrew MILLIGAN 18:08

151st Padraigin BINGHAM 39:24


41st Jim CLINTON 29:41


5th Ethan GLENN 20:13

6th Nat GLENN 20:20

26th Harry PLUMB 25:04


43rd Eva KISSENPFENNIG 21:37

134th Anthony FLEMING 25:22

370th Lynsey FLEMING 34:06

7th Philip Patrick DONNELLY 19:56

45th Ciaran HUNTER 24:01

57th John LAVERY 24:39


39th Eadaoin DONALDSON 27:33


5th John MCCONNELL 19:18


1st Amando BAMISILE 17:14 – New PB

8th Piaras MCSHANE 19:05

10th Frankie SMYTH 19:28 – New PB

17th Paul CURLEY 20:05

18th David CURRAN 20:05

41st Lyle CARLETON 22:56

43rd Tony REID 23:20

89th Philip MCILWRATH 26:28

105th Joan GRIEVE 27:08 – New PB

114th Bronagh CONLON 27:48

131st Lynn MCKENNA 28:54 – New PB

136th Jason REID 29:25

144th Eimear NUGENT 30:48

150th Kerry MCSHANE 31:21

151st Sandy CARR 31:22

169th Margaret STEPHENS 34:25

183rd Adrienne MARTIN-POOTS 39:42

192nd Rosy RYAN 41:43


3rd John Gerard MURPHY 19:57


67th Matt SHIELDS 25:24